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Pros: With my apologies, this is a HASWELL part, and the step up to on-chip GPU is the Xeon e3-1246v3.
I apologize for the errors in my previous review. We used to be able to edit these?
THIS IS A GREAT PART! :/
Cons: NoneREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: -- Installed a Xeon E3-1231V3: Haswell and Core i7 goodness for a lot less money.
-- USB 3.1, plenty of USB ports.
-- Great audio.
-- Crossfire and SLI support.
-- New SATA cables, crossfire bridge cable.
-- Great performance with my 850 EVO.
-- Nice BIOS and easy configuration.
-- Plug and play replacement for an old Core2 Quad and ICH10 Gigabyte motherboard.
Cons: Absolutely none so far.
Other Thoughts: This was a worthy upgrade for my home workstation. USB 3.1 is useful for me in regards to high speed external storage. The drop-in Xeon gives me performance on par with a non-K Core i7 4770 for eighty dollars less.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This thing is a beast. It's massive (4 pounds is the shipping weight.) It has a great fan. I can only assume how well it would have worked, however (see my con.)
Cons: This would not fit in my generic mini tower case. Although the case can handle an ATX motherboard, the heatsink cleared the case side by half an inch. I couldn't close it and keep this cooler installed. Tears fell as I reboxed it for an RMA.
It's not NewEgg or Noctua's fault I didn't measure first. 5 eggs.
Other Thoughts: Look for an open box of this cooler any day now. Sent it back and took the restocking fee hit as an idiot fine. My bad. :/READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Joseph G.
Date Joined: 09/15/03
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